Occupying one of the bays at Steller Engineering at present is a unique and spectacular car.
When the word ‘Peugeot’ and ‘Touring Car’ are used together many people imagine something from the Super Touring, or perhaps TCR eras.
‘Our’ beast is something altogether different!
The Peugeot 406 XV8R was commissioned by Mike Endean, founder of XTRAC, and a man with a long heritage with the Steller management team.
The word ‘Silhouette’ would be both correct, and entirely inadequate to describe this beast!
Powered by a 650bhp Nicholson McLaren-built V8 and delivering the stampede of ponies via an adapted XTrac DTM transaxle, the car is bespoke in every possible way with ‘trick’ Koni dampers, a Motec dash, pushrod suspension and lots and lots (and lots!) Of other mouth-watering toys!
Initially commissioned as a ‘proof of concept’ for a Series that did not see the light of day, the car has raced only once, in somewhat conservative tune, taking the win, by a full lap, in a Britcar V8 race against some very tasty opposition.
The car is currently up for sale – perhaps one of the world’s most amazing potential trackday cars? Or could it find its way into some form of competition – Call the guys at Steller for details.